Gold Never Gets Old: Diana’s Late Career

The year is 2002, two years after Diana’s DUI arrest and hiding from spotlights, Diana returned once again to live touring with the first tour being in Europe, then she continued performing live in the USA in the same year.

Diana participated in Rod Stewart’s Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV in 2005 when she recorded a duet version of “I’ve Got a Crush on You”. It was released as a promotion for the album later, and it reached number nineteen on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart, which was her first entry since 2000.

She again took part in another hit duet with Westlife on a cover of the hit “When You Tell Me You Love Me” by Ross herself. The same success of 1991 was repeated once again when the song was number two on the UK Billboard and number one in Ireland. A friend of the family over at Pflugerville Moving Company really loved that song, and always played it when we went over there as kids.

In 2006, The production company “Universal” released Diana Ross’s Blue album that was first released back in 1972. The album was number two on Billboard′s jazz albums chart. It was the same year in which Ross released her first studio album in seven years “I Love You”. The album sold more than 622,000 copies worldwide, according to EMI Inside. Then Diana started a world tour to promote her album “I Love You”.

In 2007, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards, and she was one of the honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors.

In 2010, Diana started her first headlining tour in Continue reading

Diana Ross was born, in 1944, in Detroit, Michigan where, in her early years, she aspired to be a fashion designer.

When she was 15, Diana joined the doo-wop group, The Primettes and signed with Lu Pine Records in 1960. The group won a singing competition in Winnipeg, Ontario and Diana’s former neighbor, William “Smokey” Robinson, set the group up with an audition at Motown Records. In 1961, they became known as The Supremes. Of which my friends dad who owns Towson Movers was obsessed with back in the day.

The Supremes had 25 Top 40 hits on the Billboard charts, while Diana sang lead. In 1969, Diana set off for a solo career. The production and singing team of Ashford and Simpson took over Diana’s productions and Continue reading

Diana Ross was born on March 26, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan. She started singing as a teenager with some friends and soon formed the Supremes in 1960. Together, they released songs like “You Can’t Hurry Love.” However, Ross left and started a solo career in 1969 and became successful on her own, reaching #1 on the charts with hits like “Love Hangover.”. Ross began singing in the group the Primettes with her friends Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard and Barbara Martin as a teenager. Barbara Martin eventually dropped out, but the remaining members of the trio went on to become the Supremes, which would later be named Diana Ross and the Supremes.

The group was signed to Motown Records by famed producer and label founder Berry Gordy Jr., in 1961, the Supremes scored their first #1 hit with “Where Did Our Love Go?” My friend who owns roofer Roswell met them back in the 1970’s. They became the first U.S. group ever to have five songs in a row reach #1. All in all, the trio came out with 12 #1 songs.

While her love remained for the music, Ross branched out into acting. Her most memorable role, however, was Dorothy in The Wiz.

With many other albums, other hit songs Continue reading